Bret Easton Ellis has a long history with Hollywood. Over twenty years ago he was less than impressed with the film version of his novel Less Than Zero, though thirteen years later Mary Harron would adapt his American Psycho into a film that quickly attained cult classic status and The Rules of Attraction generally stayed true to his intentions. Last year’s The Informers swung the pendulum back towards crap, but there is reason to hope for some of his upcoming projects.
Ellis has a couple of movies in the pipeline, and now his upcoming novel Imperial Bedrooms may become a film as well. Read More »
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This might be the year’s most unlikely romantic comedy pairing: Cameron Diaz and Benicio Del Toro are tapped to appear in the screen version of Jane Heller‘s novel An Ex to Grind. Del Toro would be a star athlete who has supported his wife, a waitress. But an injury sidelines his career, after which he becomes a housebound nobody, while her business career takes off. When she realizes that asking for a divorce would lead to her paying alimony to support his new, lame lifestyle, she tries to find him a new wife.
The two actors are just attached now, and there is no director attached. So anything could happen, which, hopefully, might include this film not happening. [Deadline]
After the break, Liam Hemsworth gets a sports movie, and The Girl With the Red Riding Hood gets a male lead. Read More »
Benicio Del Toro has signed to play g-man Jack Garcia in Making Jack Falcone. Garcia targeted the Gambino family, and was responsible for taking down dozens of made men. Garcia is Cuban-born, but managed to play an Italian so successfully that he was invited to become a made man himself. Steven Soderbergh is producing the film, with a script by Che screenwriter Peter Buchman based on Garcia’s memoir about the Gambino operation.
Garcia also worked a lot of other undercover jobs for the FBI — a surprising thing given that he hardly blends into a crowd. At 6’4″ and 390 pounds, he’s exactly the opposite of the image typically held of a guy who can worm into many different organizations. But Garcia is charming, too — take a look at the 60 Minutes interview clip embedded after the break to see what he’s like. [Deadline Hollywood]
After the break, four voices for Smurfs and a love interest for Conan. Read More »
There’s a new trailer for Joe Johnston‘s remake of Universal’s The Wolfman. If you didn’t like the first trailer, which really sold the film as a piece of gothic old-school horror, you’ll probably like this one a lot more. Read More »
Last year at Comic Con, Universal showed off the first footage from Joe Johnston‘s The Wolfman. Now over a year later, after some reshoots, effects tweaks and a couple of release date changes for the film, the trailer is online for your perusal. Yahoo has the clip for the update of the classic film, starring Benicio Del Toro, Emily Blunt, Anthony Hopkins and Hugo Weaving. Also available are a handful of new stills, which went live last night in anticipation of the trailer debut. See the stills and trailer after the break. Read More »
I reported back in May that a new action scene was being filmed for Joe Johnston‘s The Wolfman. According to new information from Baz Bamigboye at The Daily Mail, there have been six weeks of reshoots in total, and part of the purpose in the fix-up was the present a new design of Wolfman. Bamigboye quotes an ‘actor’ working on the film as saying “the Wolf was on its heels and it looked daft” and describes the new-look lycanthrope as tougher and fiercer.
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Update: Movieline has confirmed that Benicio is in the film, and that his role “involves a brief run-in with Dorff’s actor at the historic hotel.” So it is just a cameo.
Has Benicio del Toro joined the cast of Sofia Coppola‘s new movie Somewhere? The Los Angeles power pop band Rooney reveals in a new blog post that they filmed a cameo for the film (yes, the movie is already in production) but also mentioned that Benicio is one of the stars of the movie.
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A new action scene is being prepared for Joe Johnston‘s Wolfman, and according to Dark Horizons reader Glenn, the legendary second unit director and stuntman Vic Armstrong is involved. Those reshoot alarm bells might be ringing, but at least we’ve got a true pro like Armstrong in control.
Armstrong was appearing as a guest at the BFI Southbank’s James Bond marathon last weekend when he let slip some details on the sequence. There’s enough information to suggest this is spoiler material – indeed, it might contain a serious reveal – so do feel warned before leaping over the break.
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